A kidnapping trial has been delayed for the man serving life in prison for killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota.
Joseph Patterson is accused of kidnapping and assaulting the mother of Tyrese Ruffin in Sioux Falls in 2014 while awaiting trial in the boy’s death. Patterson was convicted last September of second-degree murder in the October 2013 death of the boy who was the son of Patterson’s girlfriend and Peterson.
Judge Brad Zell on Monday held a hearing on whether police illegally entered the mother’s home the night authorities say she was attacked.
Zell did not immediately rule on the matter or on whether the trial should be moved out of Sioux Falls. He did postpone the trial from October to January.